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Find a Support Group

VBCF has compiled a list of support groups in Virginia.  These support groups are run by hospitals and other community groups.  

Please note that meeting dates and times can change so we encourage you to call prior to attending.

Face-to-Face support groups might not be right for everyone facing cancer. While some may prefer a group setting others may benefit more from a more private, personal connection – or even an anonymous one. Maybe attending a group meeting doesn’t fit your schedule or situation. These organizations offer support from the comfort of your home. Find a Phone or Online Support Group

Covid-19

Due to Covid-19 and social distancing, many support group meetings have been changed or cancelled.  It is more important than ever to call before you attend a meeting.  There are also a number of phone and online support groups available until things return to normal.

Region 1 - Central VA Support Groups

VCU Massey Cancer Center’s Women’s Support Group
1st & 3rd Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Zoom Meeting:
www.zoom.com
Meeting ID: 237 807 7884
Phone: 877/853-5247
VCU Massey Cancer Center hosts a support group for women with all forms of cancer. Coordinated by Freda Wilkins, M.S.W., M.Div., clinical social worker, this class is designed to provide emotional support and education for women with cancer.
Contact: Freda Wilkins
Phone: 804-305-2709
Email: freda.wilkins@vcuhealth.org

VCU Massey Cancer Center’s Cancer Support Group: Mindfulness
2nd and 4th Fridays; 12:00 –1:00 PM
Virtual Conference via Zoom
Meeting ID: 237 807 7884
Dial in: 1-877-853-5247
Join Freda Wilkins MSW, M. Div. for mindful meditations to reduce stress and improve overall health.
Contact: Freda Wilkins
Phone: 804-305-2709
Email: freda.wilkins@vcuhealth.org

VCU Massey Cancer Center’s Integrative Health Support Programs
Dates and Times Vary
Throughout each month, VCU Health offers various workshops, support sessions, a wig salon with skin care services, mindfulness/meditation training, educational events, Coffee and Conversations, and beyond!
Call 804-828-8478 or visit masseyintegrativehealth.org if you are interested in learning more.

Deeper Than a Diagnosis: Bon Secours Breast Cancer Support Group
2nd Wednesday of every month, 12-12:45 pm via ZOOM
Breast cancer support group for women in the first six to twelve months since diagnosis. With facilitators Emily Carretto, LCSW and Sarah Wolf, RN, this is a safe place to listen, learn, and share with others.
For questions or to register, contact:
Sarah Wolf, 804-601-0266, sarah_wolf@bshsi.org
To join the Zoom group, use this link:
https://bsmh.zoom.us/j/97717773900

Sisters Network Central VA – African American Support Group
13354 Midlothian Tnpk., Suite 100,
Midlothian, VA 23113
Sisters Network® Inc. is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community. Visit sistersnetworkinc.org for more information about the group. Caregivers, friends, and family are invited to reach out via email at centralvirginia@sistersnetworkinc.org. Due to COVID-19, support groups are currently being held upon request.

Breast Cancer Support – Richmond Surgical Group
3rd Wednesday of the Month | 5:30 – 7:00 PM
This support group is for anyone dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis. Contact the host for more details.
Richmond Surgical Group
7607 Forest Ave., Suite 220
Richmond, VA 23229
Contact: Lynn Martin
Phone: 804-285-9416, ext. 281

Breast Cancer Support – The Hawthorne Cancer Foundation
Wednesdays | 7:00 – 8:30 PM
This group is for anyone living with a breast cancer diagnosis. The Hawthorne is currently running support groups virtually. Contact the host to register.
1st Floor Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Johnston-Willis Hospital
1401 Johnston Willis Drive
Richmond, VA 23235
Contact: Robin P. Yoder, MSW, LMSW, OSW-C
Phone: 804-483-6048
Email: Robin.Yoder@hcahealthcare.com

General Cancer Support – The Hawthorne Cancer Foundation
Mondays | 11:30 – 1:00 PM
This meeting is for anyone living with a cancer diagnosis. The Hawthorne is currently running support groups virtually. Contact the host to register.
1st Floor Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Johnston Willis Hospital
1401 Johnston Willis Drive
Richmond, VA 23235
Contact: Robin P. Yoder, MSW, LMSW, OSW-C
Phone: 804-483-6048
Email: Robin.Yoder@hcahealthcare.com

Breast Pre-Surgical Education Class
Wednesdays | 3:00 – 5:00 PM
The breast-surgical education class is offered to any Henrico Doctors Hospital patient preparing for surgery of the breast.
Sarah Cannon Institute at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital
7607 Forest Ave, Suite 130
Richmond, VA 23229
Contact: Breast Nurse Navigator, Jan Lawrence
Phone: 804-237-7950 | 804-545-7934
Website: henricodoctors.com/service/breast-cancer

Fifth Baptist African American Breast Cancer Support Group
2nd Thursday of the Month (Does not meet in July, Aug. or Dec.) | 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Currently meeting via Zoom. Email host for details.
Fifth Baptist Church, Library
1415 W. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Contact: Theresa Teekah at trtka@aol.com

Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute Breast Cancer Support Group
2nd Thursday of the Month at Noon, via Webex
This group is for anyone diagnosed with breast cancer, in treatment, or in survivorship for mutual support. To learn more and join this group on your computer, request a meeting invite from the host listed below.
Contact: Susan Guckenberg, LCSW
Email: susan.guckenberg@hcahealthcare.com

Richmond Area Lymphedema Support Group
Dates and Times Vary, Contact the Hosts
This group is for anyone dealing with a lymphedema diagnosis.
Retreat Doctors’ Hospital
2621 Grove Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
Contact: Angela Denny PT, CLT 804-281-8473, or Patty Donovan: 804-270-9071.

Cancer Support Ministry Meeting
Dates and Times Vary, Contact the Hosts
Caregivers, friends and family welcome.
Union Branch Baptist Church
11519 River Road
Chesterfield, VA 23838
Contact: 804-748-8358 (Julia Gilliam) | 804-526-1795 (Charlotte Bell)

 

Region 2 - Tidewater Support Groups

 Riverside Breast Cancer Support Group
2nd Tuesday of the Month | 5:30 – 7:30 PM
This group is for anyone dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis. Contact the host for more information.
Riverside Cancer Care Center
Conference Room A
12100 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23601
Contact: Elizabeth Jenkins
Phone: 757-594-4229 or 757-594-4229

Pink, Powerful & Perky Breast Cancer Support Group – Under 50
2nd Thursday of the Month | 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Sentara Leigh Hospital
880 Kempsville Road
Norfolk, VA 23502
Contact: Contact Clayres Johnson at 757-624-0142
Facilitator: Dr. Jennifer Reed
For breast cancer survivors under age 50 and their needs with families, careers, education, body image, intimacy, sexuality and breast cancer treatment.

Women’s Cancer Support Group
2nd Tuesday of the Month | 6:00 pm
This Breast Cancer Support Group offers emotional and educational support to breast cancer patients and their families.
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Breast Center
River Pavilion, Second floor
600 Gresham Dr,
Norfolk, VA 23507
Contact: Angela Duke, Cancer Network Coordinator
Phone: 757-388-2062
Website: https://www.sentara.com/hampton-roads-virginia/classesevents/

Men’s Cancer Support Group
Wednesdays once a month |12:00 – 1:00 pm
This group provides support for men in the Tidewater area dealing with any kind of cancer diagnosis. Contact to inquire about specific dates and get registered.
Currently online.
Phone: 757-934-4395
Website: https://www.sentara.com/hampton-roads-virginia/classesevents/

Free Yoga for Cancer Survivors
Dates And Times Vary, Contact The Hosts
A gentle/restorative approach to body awareness. Modified poses for those who are post-surgical and have limited mobility. This class begins with creating an even & deep breath in order to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system.
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
600 Gresham Drive
Norfolk, VA 23507
Contact: Angela Duke, Community Health Educator
Phone: 757-388-2062

Swinging Survivors Breast Cancer Support Group
4th Wednesday every month | 6:00 p.m.
Offers emotional and educational support to breast cancer survivors over age 50 and their families.
Currently online – contact host for details.
Contact: Clayres Johnson, RN, BSN – Breast Cancer Patient Navigator
Phone: 757-624-0142.

Art Therapy for Cancer Survivors/Patients
Times and Dates Vary, Contact the Hosts
Art therapy uses the creative art making process to promote healing and wellness among individuals, groups and communities. It is used to improve physical, mental and emotional well-being. These sessions will focus on creating a sense of support and universality among members and will explore emotions through the creative processes. Led by an Art Therapy Intern of Eastern Virginia Medical School, Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling Program. Registration required.
Sentara Brock Cancer Center
6251 E. Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, VA, 23502
To register, call 1-800-SENTARA (1-800-736-8272).

Living Beyond Cancer
Dates and Times Vary, Contact the Hosts
This class is designed to provide you and your family with information about transitioning to life after active treatment. From social workers, to dietitians, to physical therapists and navigators, our experienced team will be there to provide you information and answer questions you may have. During this two hour class, our team will review a variety of topics to include social and emotional changes, follow up care, nutrition and exercise information, and tips for managing this new chapter of your life. Registration is required.
Currently online.
Phone: 1-800-SENTARA (1-800-736-8272)
Website: https://www.sentara.com/hampton-roads-virginia/classesevents/

Living Beyond Cancer: Facing Forward Part 1
Dates and Times Vary, Contact the Hosts.
Providing support to enhance your well-being as you adjust to life after a cancer diagnosis and treatment. We will discuss nutritional, physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of health to help you along your journey to wellness. This meeting will occur via zoom. Please note that this is a 2 part series. Part 1 will focus on Physical and Nutritional Health. Part 2 will focus on coping and emotional & spiritual well being. Registration is required.
Currently online.
Contact: Janelle Gorski, Cancer Survivorship Clinic
Phone: 434-654-5047

Rest in the Healing Garden
Every other Monday | Times Vary
​​Experience the benefits of mindfulness and meditation for your mind and body in the Healing Garden at the Sentara Brock Cancer Center. Join our supportive community of cancer survivors. Caregivers welcome!
Registration suggested, but walk-ins are welcome.
This will be held outside in the Healing Garden on the green space, weather permitting. Please dress comfortably. In the event of inclement weather, please come to the SBCC First Floor Conference Room. Registration suggested, walk-ins welcome.
Sentara Brock Cancer Center
6251 E. Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, VA, 23502
Phone: 757-521-3770
Website: https://www.sentara.com/hampton-roads-virginia/classesevents/

Wellness Beyond Cancer 6 Week Progressive Program
This is a 6 week program that takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-1:30 p.m. or Wednesdays and Fridays 6-7:30 p.m.
A therapeutic fitness, yoga and wellness for healing program in collaboration with Better Beach Bodies and Yoga from the Heart. Registration is required. Please make sure you schedule your required Intake Appointment when you call 1-800-SENTARA (1-800-736-8272) to register for this 6-week program.

Region 3 - Northern Neck Support Groups

Cancer Support Group – Riverside Walter Reed Hospital
Second Tuesday of the month | 7:00 PM
The Cancer Support group is an open-ended group for people living with cancer. This group provides education, support, and practical help for cancer patients, caregivers and friends and family of those affected by the disease. The objective of this group is to assist in coping with the everyday aspects of living with cancer by offering a time for sharing, support and information. The Breast Cancer Caregivers Support Group meets the same day and time in the Fireplace Room.
Riverside Walter Reed Hospital
Cancer Center Conference Room
7547 Hospital Drive
Gloucester, VA 23061
Phone: 800-693-8819
Website: www.riversideonline.com/services/cancer/radiation_oncology/support-groups.cfm?cssearch=16012_1

Cancer Support Group
2nd and 4th Thursdays of the Month | 3:00 – 4:00 PM
An opportunity for individuals with cancer and their families to share experiences and concerns, enhance coping through support and to gain information related to cancer and treatment.
Rappahannock General Hospital Cancer Center
101 Harris Drive
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Phone: 804-435-8593
Contact: Fran Gaskins, RN
Email: frangaskinsrnocn@hotmail.com

The Nutrition & Physical Activity During and After Treatment Group
Third Tuesday of each month | 6:00 pm
An educational group for those diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers.
Riverside Walter Reed Hospital
Cancer Center Conference Room
7547 Hospital Drive
Gloucester, VA 23061
Phone: 757-591-8330.

The Look Good Feel Better Class
Available by Request
Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, this class is to support women dealing with the side effects of cancer treatment.
Riverside Walter Reed Hospital
Cancer Center Conference Room
7547 Hospital Drive
Gloucester, VA 23061
To register for a session, call 800-520-7006.

Coping Together
1st Monday of the Month | 7:00 PM
General cancer support group for patients, survivors, caregivers and families facing the issue of cancer.
Mary Washington Regional Cancer Center
Radiation Oncology Lobby
1300 Hospital Drive, Suite 101,
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone: 540-741-0611
Contact: Sandy Davis
Email: sandy.davis@mwhc.com
Website: www.marywashingtonhealthcare.com/Our-Services/Cancer-Center/Patient-Support-Services/Cancer-Center-Support-Groups.aspx

Breast Cancer Support Group
3rd Thursday of the Month | 12:00 PM
Open to women who are currently undergoing treatment or who have completed treatment for breast cancer. This is an open discussion format, facilitated by a registered nurse.
Regional Cancer Center
2300 Fall Hill Avenue, Suite 305
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone: 540-741-0611
Contact: Sandy Davis
Email: sandy.davis@mwhc.com
Website: www.marywashingtonhealthcare.com/Our-Services/Cancer-Center/Patient-Support-Services/Cancer-Center-Support-Groups.aspx

Region 4 - Northern VA Support Groups

VHC Breast Cancer Support Group
3rd Tuesday of the Month | 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Meet other women diagnosed with breast cancer; share problems and learn new coping techniques. Facilitated by patient navigators.
Virginia Hospital Center – Cancer Resource Center
1701 N. George Mason Drive
Arlington, VA 22205
Phone: 703-558-5555

Breast Cancer Patients with Children
2nd Friday of the Month | 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Join other young mothers to discuss concerns living with cancer and raising a family. Facilitated by a patient navigator.
Virginia Hospital Center – Cancer Resource Center
1701 N. George Mason Drive
Arlington, VA 22205
Phone: 703-558-5566

Breast Cancer Support Group – INOVA Fairfax
1st Wednesday of the Month | 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Inova Fair Oaks Radiation Oncology Center
3580 Joseph Siewick Drive,
Fairfax, VA 22033

Breast Cancer Support Group – INOVA Fair Oaks
2nd Wednesday of the Month | 5:30 – 7:00 PM
INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital
3600 Joseph Siewick Drive,
Fairfax, VA 22033

Breast Cancer Support Group – INOVA Alexandria
3rd Monday of the Month | 5:30 – 7:00 PM
INOVA Alexandria Hospital
4320 Seminary Rd,
Alexandria, VA 22304

Breast Cancer Support Group – INOVA Loudoun
4th Monday of the month | 5:30 – 7 PM
Inova Loudoun Hospital-Radiation Oncology Center
44035 Riverside Parkway, Suite 100
Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone: 703-698-2526
Website: www.lifewithcancer.org/condition/breast-cancer

Coalesce Advanced Breast Cancer Support Groups – INOVA Fairfax
Groups Meet on Multiple Dates | Call for Details
These groups are for women of all ages with advanced breast cancer. Prior screening is required, please call or visit the website for more information.
Life with Cancer Family Center
8411 Pennell Street
Fairfax, VA 22031
Contact: 703-698-2526
Website: www.lifewithcancer.org/condition/breast-cancer

Young Women with Breast Cancer – INOVA Fairfax
3rd Tuesday of the Month | 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Life with Cancer Family Center
8411 Pennell Street
Fairfax, VA 22031
Women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s with non-metastatic breast cancer from diagnosis to one-year post-treatment are invited to meet with others in a supportive environment to gather information and learn how to best navigate survivorship. Registration is required.
Contact: Shara Sosa, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, and Miranda Gingrich, RN, BSN, OCN
Phone: 703-698-2526
Email: Laura.Kaminski@inova.org

Young Women with Breast Cancer – INOVA Fair Oaks
1st Wednesday of the Month | 6:00-7:30 PM
INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital
3600 Joseph Siewick Drive,
Fairfax, VA 22033
Women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s with non-metastatic breast cancer from diagnosis to one-year post-treatment are invited to meet with others in a supportive environment to gather information and learn how to best navigate survivorship. Registration is required.
Contact: Shara Sosa, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, and Miranda Gingrich, RN, BSN, OCN
Phone: 703-698-2526
Email: Laura.Kaminski@inova.org

Young Women with Breast Cancer – INOVA Alexandria
2nd Tuesday of the Month | 6:30-8:00 PM
INOVA Alexandria Hospital
4320 Seminary Rd,
Alexandria, VA 22304
Women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s with non-metastatic breast cancer from diagnosis to one-year post-treatment are invited to meet with others in a supportive environment to gather information and learn how to best navigate survivorship. Registration is required.
Contact: Shara Sosa, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, and Miranda Gingrich, RN, BSN, OCN
Phone: 703-698-2526
Email: Laura.Kaminski@inova.org

Weight Management after Breast Cancer Support Group
Dates Vary, Contact Host for Details
Inova Fair Oaks Radiation Oncology Center
3580 Joseph Siewick Drive,
Fairfax, VA 22033
INOVA Fairfax, Check our online calendar for dates
Meet with others who share the challenge of
achieving a healthy weight after diagnosis and treat-
ment for breast cancer. For more information and to register go to the
Class Registration page at www.lifewithcancer.org or call 703.698.2526.
Phone: 703-698-2526
Website: www.lifewithcancer.org
Email: Laura.Kaminski@inova.org

Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Breast Cancer Support Group
4th Wednesday of the Month | 6:15 – 7:30 PM
Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center
Hylton Education Center (Garden Level), Room C
2300 Opitz Boulevard
Woodbridge, VA 22191
Phone: 703-698-2522
Website: www.lifewithcancer.org/condition/breast-cancer

The HAVEN – Together Through It All
Dates and Times May Vary
Created by a breast cancer survivor in Northern VA, this is a focused virtual support group for women cancer patients and survivors of all ages and backgrounds. Members can share experiences and connect with other women who are navigating the day-to-day life experiences that come with a cancer diagnosis. Quarterly, the Haven will have a big Round Table with guest speakers presenting to the group.
Email haven@verkallosmedia.com for more details

Region 5 - Valley Support Groups

Ripples Support Group
3rd Saturday of the Month | 10:00 AM
Wellspring offers Ripples, a support group for all cancer patients during any phase of their journey. Using creative arts to connect and promote healing. No fee, but registration requested.
Wellspring at Valley Health
525 Amherst St., Winchester, VA 22601
Contact host for more info.
Phone: 540-536-4981

Person to Person Transition Group
4th Mondays via Webex | 3:00 PM
This group is for patients, family members, caregivers and friends. For all cancer patients during any phase of their journey. Generally a small group with open group discussions, fun activities, and guest speakers.
No fee or registration – contact host for link.
Valley Health Center – Cancer Center Conference Room
400 Campus Blvd. #200
Winchester Va. 22601
Contact: Joyce Dunlap (Oncology Health Navigator)
Phone: 540-536-6022
Email: jdunlap@valleyhealthlink.com

Coping with Cancer: Sisters Side By Side
Every Other Monday | 4:00 – 5:15 PM
Join other women who are being treated for or have survived any type of cancer to share concerns.
Martha Jefferson Cancer Care Center
500 Martha Jefferson Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Website: www.sentara.com/charlottesville-virginia/classesevents/support-groups/coping-with-cancer-sisters-side-by-side.aspx

Friends Listening to Friends
Every Thursday | 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
For newly diagnosed cancer patients who have fears, questions or concerns. This group also addresses life after cancer treatments.
Augusta Health Cancer Center – Conference Room
78 Medical Center Drive
Fishersville, VA 22939
Contact: Leigh Anderson
Phone: 540-245-7105
Website: www.augustahealth.com/cancer-center/support-groups

​​Strength After Breast Cancer
A physical therapy program designed to help breast cancer survivors thrive after treatment. The program combines education, physical activity, strength training, and endurance exercise.
​​Augusta Health Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders
78 Medical Center Drive
Fishersville, VA 22939
Phone: (540) 332-5960
Website: https://www.augustahealth.com/cancer-center/support-groups

Stronger Together: Breast Cancer Support Group
Every Thursday | 3:00 – 4:30 PM
For cancer patients transitioning out of active treatment.
Augusta Health Cancer Center – Conference Room
78 Medical Center Drive
Fishersville, VA 22939
Contact: Donna Berdeaux
Phone: 540-332-5072
Website: www.augustahealth.com/events/stronger-together-breast-cancer-support-group

Pearson Cancer Center Breast Cancer Support Group
Meets Bi-Monthly | 5:30-6:30 pm
Support for individuals at any stage of their breast cancer journey. Please call or email to register.
Pearson Cancer Center Classroom 1
1701 Thomson Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Contact: Kara Lamb
Phone: 434-200-5127
Email: kara.lamb@centrahealth.com

​​Pearson Cancer Center General Cancer Support Group
1st Tuesday of each month | 5:30 PM
This meets in the PCC Conference Room, and is open to all cancer survivors, with any type of
cancer diagnosis, at any stage, and at any phase of their cancer journey.
Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center
1701 Thomson Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Contact: Kara Lamb
Phone: 434-200-5127
Email: kara.lamb@centrahealth.com

”More Than Beauty” Cancer Support Group at Wellspring
3rd Friday of each month | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
This program can help nourish the natural you, inside and out while you’re undergoing treatments or when you just need a boost. Personalized suggestions for hair, nail and skin concerns and light make-up tips from Wellspring’s specially trained licensed cosmetologists. For all cancer patients (women and men) as well as those dealing with any other chronic illness. No fee, just call for a reservation!
Wellspring at Valley Health
525 Amherst St., Winchester, VA 22601
Phone: 540-536-4991

 

Region 6 - Western VA Support Groups

Coping – Cancer Support Group
Last Tuesday of the Month | 1:00 PM
Cancer survivors and caregivers are encouraged to share stories of their journey. Occasional guest speakers and educational meetings. Contact the host for specific location.
Danville Pittsylvania Cancer Center
223 Riverview Dr. Suite J
Danville, VA 24541
Phone: 434-791-3227
Website: www.danpittcancer.org/support
Email: danvillecancer@gmail.com

Throw Paint at Cancer!
The Throw Paint at Cancer program is a peer-to-peer art group taught by cancer survivor, artist, and preservationist, Cynthia Hubbard, MFA. No experience is needed and all supplies are provided. Please reach out to DPC for more information.
Danville Pittsylvania Cancer Center
223 Riverview Dr. Suite J
Danville, VA 24541
Phone: 434-791-3227
Website: www.danpittcancer.org/support
Email: danvillecancer@gmail.com

Cancer Support Group
Offered as Needed | Call for Details
Provides support for cancer patients, their families, and loved ones. Offered as needed.
Julius Hermes Breast Care Center at Memorial Hospital
320 Hospital Drive
Martinsville, VA 24115
Phone: 276-666-7827
Website: www.martinsvillehospital.com/our-services/cancer-care

Breast Cancer Support Group
1st and 3rd Tuesday of the Month | 6:30 – 8:00 PM
This support group gives recently diagnosed breast cancer patients the opportunity to meet other women who are sharing similar experiences. Please join us as we come together to discuss managing emotions and stress, nutrition, exercise, and many other topics that can help those touched by breast cancer.
Carilion Clinic Breast Care Center
Diagnostic Center
102 Highland Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24013
Contact: Catherine Hagan-Aylor, CCBCC Nurse Specialist
Phone: 540-224-6939
Website: www.carilionclinic.org/breast-cancer-treatment-program

The Cancer Support Group for Women
Offered as Needed | Call for Details
The women in our group – who range in age from 30 to 80 – represent many different stages of cancer treatment and are able to offer advice on coping with a diagnosis, provide insight on managing the side effects of treatment, and help sister cancer patients deal with the flux of emotions. We’re here whenever you need extra support and encouragement, or when you wish to share a joy or victory. And if it makes you feel more comfortable, a female support person is welcome to attend with you.
1900 Electric Rd,
Salem, VA 24153
Phone: 540-776-4963
Website: www.lewisgale.com/patients-and-visitors/classes-and-events.dot

Blue Ridge Cancer Care Support Group
2nd Tuesday of each month via ZOOM | 2:00 – 3:30pm
This is a general cancer support group for those that live in the Western Va area. Contact the hosts for more info and login information.
Contacts: Amy Thomason & Teresa Poole
Email: amy.thomason@asoncology.com or tpoole@carilionclinic.org
Phone: 540-982-0237 ext. 1700 or 540-981-7377

Region 7 - Southwest VA Support Groups

Washington County Breast Cancer Support Group
2nd Tuesday of each month | 2:00 to 4:00 pm
This support group is for anyone dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis.
Ballad Health Cancer Care at Johnston Memorial Hospital
16000 Johnston Memorial Dr.
Abingdon, VA 24211
Phone: 276-628-7228

Bristol Breast Cancer Support Group
3rd Tuesday of the Month | 6:30 – 8:30 PM                                                                                                                                           This group is available to provide emotional support, caring, information and resources for persons who have or have had breast cancer.
Fellowship Chapel
201 Crockett Street
Bristol, VA 24201
Contact: Paulette Donahue, facilitator
Phone: 276-669-2762
Website: www.facebook.com/bristolbreastcancersupportgroup

Survive and Thrive General Support Group
Every Tuesday | 6:00 – 7:30 PM
The Survive and Thrive General Support Group is a resource group for patients, families, and friends who are navigating the path to get back on track during or after cancer. Our members describe our group as “the place where HOPE grows.”
Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center
130 W Ravine Rd,
Kingsport, TN 37660
Contact: Kathryn Visneski, RN, APN, AOCN
Phone: 423-224-5592
Email: Kathryn.visneski@wellmont.org
Website: www.facebook.com/surviveandthrive

I Can-Cervive! Support and Resource Group
1st and 3rd Mondays of the Month
For patients with all types of cancer, families, and friends in Russell County.
Gracewood Community Church
345 Donald C. Moore Drive
Lebanon, VA 24266
Contact: Sky VanDyke
Phone: 276-701-6378
Email: skyann_vandyke@yahoo.com

Region 8 - Southside VA Support Groups

Halifax County Cancer Association
This group provides support, education, and various resources for those dealing with cancer in the Southern Virginia region.
29 South Main Street
Halifax, VA 24558
Phone: 434-476-2714
Email: hcca.hope@gmail.com
Website: www.https://hccahope.org/

Last Update: August 2021

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